There is lots of software running on the Linux operating system. Some of this software has unique features or serves special needs. We have all the advanced chess player ever wanted to use.
There are Internet chess server clients, database applications, chess engines and various front-ends to play chess with and against.
In my opinion there is no need to use any other operating system if you are even a strong and enthusiastic chess player.
Here I want to give hints how to use all this chess software, that you can find around the net, if its running with Linux.
Of cause all comments show my personal opinion and might useful to you or not. At least they will give an introduction to the related software at a glance.